Beginning of the Journey
January 1, 2021
I promised myself that I would take the time to document this journey just in case someone was interested in learning how and why Adeline Francine Boutique can about and wanted to follow me on this crazy ride. This last year has been wild and crazy and one that I think no one saw coming. Like many people I was working a 9-5 job with a company I had been with for 8 years, in a position that I found was causing more stress and less joy in my life, but it was stable and paying the bills. I had gotten to a point in life where I had somehow forgotten my value & my worth. I felt that I was not doing what God had called me to do and I was certainly not practicing what I preached to my children every day or living up to my true potential. This may sound bad or even crazy but COVID has been a scary, hard, blessing I believe to help push me to take a leap of faith toward something that I believe I was always meant to do.
With COVID came the loss of my job and with that, the time to reflect on my next career move and how I was going to take care of my family. It is during this time that I came to realize I have always instilled in my children a mindset attitude, that if they believe they could do it and they asked for God's strength they could make anything happen, but I was not leading by example. I had lost my way & found myself scared, unsure, worried, unhappy, and stuck which was not the role model I wanted to be displaying for my daughters or my son. Every day I was praying for God to help me and guide me, open my eyes so that I would be able to figure out my next steps in this journey. It was during this time that the idea to launch my own boutique with the help of my daughters came to me. All are so brilliant, art minded, fashion savvy, creative, and love to express themselves through fashion. The idea of building a family boutique that can cater to Godly women of all ages, sizes, & styles that is simplistic and yet affordable to show my girls if you set your mind to something you can accomplish anything. And so, the journey began…